Powerplant: 1 × Shvetsov ASh-82FN air-cooled radial engine with a two-stage supercharger and fuel injection, 1,380 kW (1,850 hp)
Maximum speed: 690 km/h (428 mph) at altitude
Armament: 4 × 23 mm Nudelman-Suranov NS-23 cannons, 75 rpg
The La-9 entered production in August 1946. A total of 1,559 aircraft were built by the end of production in 1948.
Similarity to the famous Lavochkin La-7 was only superficial – the new fighter had all-metal construction and a laminar flow wing.
Operators : USSR, Romania, North Korea, East Germany, China.
(Source : Wikipedia)